Peri/Perry... Girl/boy?

I love [name]Peridot[/name] for a girl and [name]Peregrine[/name] for a boy, each with the nn [name]Peri[/name] (g) or [name]Perry[/name] (b).
Which gender do you prefer this on, or do you just like one name better than the other?

Also, any other ways to get to peri/perry?
The only other one I have is periwinkle and all I envision is tinker-bells sister, though I don’t mind the association.

[name]Love[/name] [name]Peregrine[/name] for a boy, nn [name]Perry[/name] is cute when he’s young and cool as he gets older.

I like [name]Peri[/name] for a girl! Any girl name that starts with [name]Per[/name] could be a [name]Peri[/name]. [name]Persephone[/name], [name]Perdita[/name], etc.

[name]Perrie[/name] is my favorite spelling, and it’s a girl’s name.

Everyone knows [name]Peregrin[/name] should be nicknamed [name]Pippin[/name] duh.

Sad to say I strongly dislike [name]Peri[/name]. Maybe its from working in a healthcare setting, but [name]Peri[/name] to me just makes me think of [name]Peri[/name] [name]Wash[/name] (perineal cleanser) - not a good association. I’d go with [name]Perry[/name] or [name]Perrie[/name]

Unfortunately I also have that medical association with “peri” which makes me so sad because I love the phonetic sound of it and think [name]Peri[/name] is really cute for a girl, otherwise. Agh, glad to know I’m not alone @ lizabethm.

I think as a nickname [name]Peri[/name]/[name]Perry[/name] works equally well for a boy or a girl.
My favourite names that get the nn [name]Peri[/name] are both girls one however ([name]Peridot[/name] and [name]Perrine[/name]) and I must admit I do prefer the nn [name]Pippin[/name] for [name]Peregrine[/name], though I bet many find that to girly.

Now it’s funny, I too work in a medical field and never connected the association with peri wash and the name [name]Perry[/name]/[name]Peri[/name]. I have no idea why that never occurred to me, it should have :-/
Now I need to figure out if the connection just ruined the name for me! Thanks for the heads up, that’s why I like to post, covers all the bases!

[name]Peri[/name] reminds me of Nandos and peri-peri chicken. I like [name]Perry[/name] on a boy though, I don’t see it as a girls’ name at all, even though there’s that singer now who’s a female [name]Perrie[/name] (from [name]Little[/name] Mix, the UK X [name]Factor[/name] winners of a couple of years ago) I just find it not feminine at all.

Not sure on [name]Peri[/name]. Spelt like that, it makes me think of [name]Piri[/name] [name]Piri[/name] sauce :s I like [name]Peridot[/name] though.

I like [name]Perry[/name] on its own for a boy or girl, or as a nn, though it does remind me of [name]Perry[/name] the Platypus (I know I’m way too old for [name]Phineas[/name] and Ferb! But it’s cool :smiley: ) I don’t know if that would also affect your view of the name?

I have an uncle named [name]Perry[/name], so to me it is all boy.

I prefer [name]Peregrine[/name] nn [name]Perry[/name] for a boy. I’ve always felt that [name]Peridot[/name] would make a quirky and cool mn but I wouldn’t use it for a first name. It seems kind of clownish and makes me think of the [name]Peridot[/name] [name]Barbie[/name] [name]Doll[/name]. I wonder if the general population would pronounce it correctly: pair-a-doe. I would prefer something like [name]Persephone[/name] nn [name]Peri[/name]/Persi as a first name rather than [name]Peridot[/name].

I actually have [name]Perry[/name] as a nickname for [name]Persephone[/name] (a girl name that tops my list).

Not a huge fan of [name]Perry[/name]/[name]Peri[/name] in general - personally I’d prefer [name]Perdy[/name] and and [name]Perrin[/name] for those two names :slight_smile:

However, [name]Juniper[/name] and [name]Percival[/name] could be two alternative routes.

I think [name]Perry[/name] is distinguished and [name]Percival[/name] even more so.